Ghost Case is the latest adventure puzzle game developed by Dark Dome and comes with an enthralling story to tell. This game is the fourth piece of the series ‘Hidden Town Story’, which is a town full of secrets. Officially released on 3rd August, the game has over 10,000 downloads on Google Play, backed by an outstanding 4.9 stars out of 5 at present. The game is free to play with the minimum age requirement being 12 years or above. However, the game currently is unavailable for iOS, while Android users can download the game from Google Play.
Here is a concise review of the game for you all where I have tried covering every aspect of the game for you to look into.
The game encapsulates a mystery revolving around the murder of the ‘Alba siblings’. Putting yourself in the shoes of a detective named Ren Larsen, you will have to find out the mystery behind the murder of Mia Alba and Dan Alba.
Hidden town- is a town full of mysteries, and with every game, players discover new secrets about the queer town. A horrible murder that took place 20 years ago, the murderer of which was never caught and Ren Larsen in the present, had been receiving signals and strange messages from the afterlife. It seems as if the souls of the victims couldn’t rest in peace and seek justice. Ren has to uncover the mystery by reopening the case once again, decode evey clue and reach a conclusion. Will he be able to unveil the murderer or fall prey to his evil doings?
Gameplay and Graphics
The game is pretty decent, engaging to play, not very complicated in terms of controls, and easily understandable. It sequentially carries forward the story with every puzzle you crack, the key tip here is to interact with every object present, you might not know there’s a clue hidden somewhere you thought is unimportant. The puzzles in the game range from moderate to difficult, where players need to examine things closely and look around for hints and clues to help them crack the puzzle.
Although in some instances, the game freezes and wouldn’t allow players to make any progress, ending up you start the game from the scratch, which is again not very pleasant but the fact that the game is definitely a good one-time play shouldn’t be neglected.
Overall the game is backed by simple music perfectly transitioning the game’s atmosphere from mystery to spooky with good graphics beautifully lining out the scenes in order. In simpler terms, the game is well designed with a simple art style, engrossing and enjoyable.
The most commendable aspect of Dark Dome’s games is that every game is a continuation of the other. The game borders a story along with giving out hints of another. The story is somewhat guessable as it proceeds to the deeper unfolding of the mystery, but is definitely a game worth playing despite the challenges players may or may not face while playing. The game has two concluding endings in the alternative, which depend on the player’s gameplay.
While playing the game, one thing I came across was how candidly the developers have linked their story with one another. As players unfold the mystery, alongside they all have to find 9 owls in the game, in succession to which players unlock a second ending after the game’s completion, which generally has the hints for another story. For my rating, I’ll rate the game 4 on a scale of 5.
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